WELCOME TO NORTH OAKLAND VETERINARY HOSPITAL

This site is designed to keep my IMPORTANT clients up to date on new advances in veterinary medicine and also up to date on the growth of our practice. In time we will create links to other sites informing you of new advances. We have a very nice office on Walton Blvd in Waterford, MI NOW. We have been there for a number of years but some still think of us as working out of our home. We will always provide HOUSE CALLS but will NOW have office hours as well, provide hospitalization and boarding for OUR CLIENTS at this new facility. NOTHING is changing about our practice just our place of operation. We have needed more room FOR YEARS and it was the right time to make this move and expand our base of operation to help service your needs better. We hope this new website and our new facility will help you in many ways. If you have any suggestions please email them to me. Thank you for your LOYALTY and for visiting our site.

At North Oakland Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.


Meet Our Skilled Team

  • Dr.
    Mark Herne
    Lead DVM
    Dr. Mark Herne graduated from Oakland Christian High School in 1984. He attended Marion College (Indiana Wesleyan University) and graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. He worked for two brothers in Dowagiac, MI for two years to expand his post-graduate knowledge and then spent 3 months in Chicago, IL learning about House-Call delivery of Veterinary Medicine. Since then he has been practicing in his own practice North Oakland Visiting Veterinarian and NOW North Oakland Veterinary Hospital. This is a calling for him and he loves to serve his patients and their beloved owners. It often is the people that make what I do worthwhile.
  • Renee Webb
    Receptionist

    Renee is the person that wants to help one more animal because they can't always look out for themselves. She has been working with us since April 2019. Renee loves all animals, big or small, cat or dog and can't wait to meet your furry friend.

  • Grace Herne
    Medical Assistant
    Grace is Dr. Mark’s daughter and helps answer the phone, assist our clients and does paperwork for her dad. She is a big help and loves the pets--especially the cats. She and my son were a big reason we used to rescue cats ALOT.....It has been harder to find homes since we moved into our office and the kennel is no longer at the entrance to the office. That entrance was quite inconvenient anyway.
  • Laura Herne

    Laura is Dr. Mark’s wife and makes our office beautiful. She is an animal lover and will sometimes answer your call when she is visiting the office. Her passion is decorating and she helps make our environment pleasant for you and your pets.

Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics

  • Feline Ear Issues

    Most cats will never have a serious problem with their hearing during their lives. However, several ear issues can affect cats. Many of these can cause discomfort or pain, but some may even lead to a partial loss of hearing or deafness. Ear issues in cats can have a variety of causes, including infections, ...

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  • Fish

    If you’re thinking of getting a pet fish, you should know that your veterinarian has a lot of good advice about pet ownership. Fish can be very rewarding as pets, and you just may be surprised about how much fish actually interact with their owners. Here’s more valuable information about choosing ...

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  • Hypertension

    Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is fairly common in cats. Although it can occur on its own, it is usually a sign of other serious health problems. High blood pressure can also cause problems with other parts of the body, including the eyes, kidneys and heart. Cats are more likely to develop high ...

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  • Hyperthyroidism in Cats

    Hyperthyroidism is a condition that causes a cat’s thyroid gland to produce too much thyroid hormone. This disease most often shows up in middle-aged and older cats. The thyroid gland is located in the neck. Thyroid hormones affect most organs in the body, so hyperthyroidism can lead to other problems ...

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  • Kidney Issues

    The kidneys have two important roles in a cat’s body. First, they filter wastes and toxins from the blood, which then exit the body in the urine. The kidneys also help regulate the volume of fluids in the body and important hormones and other chemicals. Cats can develop several kinds of kidney issues, ...

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  • Liver

    The liver is a very important organ. It is involved in digestion and removing harmful toxins from the blood. Cats can develop several conditions that affect how well their liver works. Cholangiohepatitis One of the most common causes of liver disease in cats is cholangiohepatitis. In this condition, ...

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  • Nasal Problems

    Cats can suffer from several conditions of nose, sinuses and other parts of the upper respiratory tract. These include nasopharyngeal polyps—a type of non-cancerous growth—and inflammation of the membranes of the nasal passages and sinuses. Nasopharyngeal Polyps A nasopharyngeal polyp is a mass of ...

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  • Neurological Issues

    Did you know that your cat’s brain is the size of a golf ball? Despite its small size, a cat’s brain is complex and is an integral part of how a feline’s neurological system functions. If a cat has a defect or injury associated with the brain and the other organs, muscles, tissues and nerves that ...

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  • Nutrition and Weight Control

    Like humans, cats need a balanced diet and to maintain a healthy weight, for optimal physiological functioning. Feeding your cat too much can lead to obesity; feeding your cat too little can lead to malnourishment. Furthermore, a cat may have an aversion to a certain cat food or a condition causing loss ...

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  • Oral Health for Felines

    In addition to nutrition and weight management, oral care is another component that plays a part in a cat’s overall health. By lessening plaque buildup and stopping the plaque from forming dental tartar, you can prevent or control periodontal (gum) disease in your cat. Destruction of the teeth, tongue, ...

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Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

    I can not thank Dr Mark and the office staff enough for their help yesterday. Our dog ate a steroid prescription and I wasn't sure what to do. They told me what to do and our dog is doing great. Thank you Dr Mark I appreciate your help very much.

    Cheryl Allen-Flynn

    This is place is everything you could hope for when it comes to the care of your animals. The doctor is so beyond kind and helpful as well as the rest of the staff. They called my dogs old vet to get all her records for me and even called me to follow up the next day just to check on her � thank you thank you!!!!

    Emily Lauren

    Dr Mark and his staff are wonderful caring and kind professionals. We have been with him for over 15 years. Would recommend him to anyone with pets � The Best !

    Michael Mauro & Harold Croom

    Dr. Mark and his employees are the best!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for all the years you have taken care of our dogs. And now our new addition Chloe.

    Vanetta Bunce

    Dr. Mark is truly amazing! Cannot say enough kind words about him. Anyone looking for a vet that is truly caring and compassionate, this is the place.

    Tami Nye

    Thanks Dr Mark for always taking such good care of our Princess Fiona. Thanks for always answering my calls and coming to the rescue even after hours. Staff is wonderful too.

    Pam Brennan Sabada

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Office Hours

Food and Medicine Pickup Hours

Monday:

9:30 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:30 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:30 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

By appointment only

Sunday:

By appointment only

Hours for House and Office Visits

Monday:

By appointment only - Very flexible, even late

Tuesday:

By appointment only - Very flexible, even late

Wednesday:

By appointment only - Very flexible, even late

Thursday:

By appointment only - Very flexible, even late

Friday:

By appointment only - Very flexible

Saturday:

By appointment only - Limited availability

Sunday:

By appointment only - Limited availability